St-Ambroise India Pale Ale | McAuslan Brewing

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St-Ambroise India Pale AleSt-Ambroise India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
McAuslan Brewing
Quebec, Canada
mcauslan.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Yoonisaykul on 07-25-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
187
Reviews:
66
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
11.26%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 187 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kculrich
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 16oz can with an indecipherable code stamp on the bottom. Served in a tulip.

Pours a stunningly clear copper-gold with a finger-and-a-half of soft, sudsy white head. Decent retention, a little sticky lacing.

Strong nose of malts, clover honey and medicinal herbs.

Taste is thick and chewy, bready malt with aggressive hop bittering. Burnt toast and caramel, apple peels, orange pith, cigar ends and pine cones. Floral, fruity and earthy.

Feel is creamy and smooth, medium-plus bodied and well carbonated.

Overall, a fine example of an English export-style IPA, well-balanced in the sense that both the malt and bitter dials are cranked all the way over to 10. A little jarring to my NEIPA-acclimated palate, not something I'd be likely to seek out, but it would pair beautifully with fried food.

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Photo of ewpass
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smooth EIPA. Clear amber colour. Light head. Mild nose, reasonable but not overpowering hoppiness. Medium-high carbonation.

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Photo of BcCraft710
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigGruntyThirst
3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbauer
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rukeli76
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jotora
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Boo-urns
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Poljazz22
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lovely copper color with on off white head.
Smells of sweetness citrus- apple cereal
Tastes pale malt, british hops, some added citrus. Extra hop flavors as final. Goes from malt to bitter- floral.
Quite nice and easy to drink. A delicate carbonation, the ABV is well hidden. The hops linger on and on as a nice final.
Nicely balanced British IPA. More punch than The St-Ambroise Session IPA.
Still not quite as good as Dieu du Ciel Moralité or Le Castor IPA. Worth the $2.50 can I paid.

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Photo of naciml
4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This a very good IPA.

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Photo of Jaisell
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of A-Sox
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jtnord
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yancot
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of -chii-
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Simon212
3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of damndirtyape
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle at Brit and Chips in Montreal. Served in a straight wall 10oz glass.

Appearance: Bright gold with a hint of amber. Thin white head with some fine strands of lacing noted.

Smell: Floral, and quite hoppy for an English IPA. Had some other mild citrus notes like it was trying to be more of an AIPA rather than EIPA.

Taste: Nice hop punch up at the front and at the end of the beer, with some definite pine and citrus notes, but tempered nicely with a good bready malt to counter the bitterness and also some floral/herbal flavors as well.

Mouthfeel: Nicely thick, good carbonation, not too sticky on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: Went very well with fish and chips, but much more American in style than an English style IPA. Tasty enough, easily drinkable. Solid, but nothing super memorable. Good appearance and clarity though, especially given how often IPAs are getting cloudier and cloudier as the hops get crammed into the beer. This IPA was well balanced, but notably hoppy, and was a pleasure to look at.

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Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 4/21/2015. Pours lightly hazy orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, plum, melon, light pepper, pine, caramel, honey, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/earthy hops, fruity yeast, and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, plum, melon, light pepper, pine, caramel, honey, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon/orange peel, pear, apple, plum, melon, pepper, pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy hops, fruity yeast, and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice English IPA. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy hops, fruity yeast, and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of ELS
2.72/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I had this beer at a restaurant called Holder in Montreal. Limited tap list so when the waiter said IPA I said ok. Beer came in a pint glass with no head. I don't know if it was due to sitting at the bar for awhile. Smelled almost no hops but it did smell a little floral. Tasted a little floral with no hop bite. A little orange and honey on the back end. It wasn't a bad taste but knowing I was going to Vermont in 2 days to drink some of the best IPAs in the country I wasn't giving this beer any breaks. It went down fairly easily but again the mouthfeel was average. I realized this was more of an English Style IPA but I'm not buying it. Overall, I'll pass on this beer if I ever see it again which is unlikely.

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Photo of PJT
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzik
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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St-Ambroise India Pale Ale from McAuslan Brewing
3.64 out of 5 based on 187 ratings.
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